An energetic Odyssey in Rotterdam
To realise the climate targets set out in the Paris Agreement, over the next few years, we will be seeing a strong increase in the number of offshore wind farms in the North Sea. This will create all sorts of new opportunities for the offshore wind industry. PES spoke to Joost Eenhuizen, Business Manager Maritime & Offshore Industry at the Port of Rotterdam Authority, about the role the port of Rotterdam can play in the development of wind farms at sea.
“The port of Rotterdam is highly suitable as a smart base of operations for innovation and the construction, assembly, installation and decommissioning of offshore wind farms,” says the business manager. “Collaboration is a key factor in this market and it is important to surround yourself with the right players. When it comes to collaboration, the port of Rotterdam offers all kinds of interesting possibilities.”
During the UN Climate Change Conference in Paris in December 2015, 195 countries signed an agreement to keep the rise in temperature worldwide below 1.5 degrees Celsius. Europe’s contribution to this entails the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions by at least 80% compared to 1990.One of the ways to achieve this is an energy transition to wind energy.